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US women hoping to give Karolyi golden sendoff in Rio

After 40 years helping some of the greatest gymnasts of all time soar to Olympic gold — from Nadia Comaneci to Mary Lou Retton to Nastia Liukin — Martha Karolyi is ready to say goodbye. The U.S. women's national team coordinator is retiring after the 2016 Games.

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WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

Olympia homeowner David Williams along with former MGM and Paramount studios' set designer Thomas Polidori offer their thoughts during a July 10th tour of the basement area which was turn it into a replica London street from the 1930s, including an Art Deco theater, faux storefronts, cobblestones, manholes, neon signs etc. Scaled down from an actual period commercial movie house a state-of-the-art theater featuring digital access to most any film caps-off the experience.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater 3:36

WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

WATCH: Ken Griffey Sr. talks favorite Junior moment, playing with son, 'ugly' batting stance 6:21

WATCH: Ken Griffey Sr. talks favorite Junior moment, playing with son, 'ugly' batting stance

VIDEO: Ken Griffey Jr. hints he'll advocate Edgar Martinez in Hall of Fame speech 0:24

VIDEO: Ken Griffey Jr. hints he'll advocate Edgar Martinez in Hall of Fame speech

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VIDEO: Best and worst decisions made by Thurston County Commission